Every December, millions of people buy trees, place lights on them, and fixate on an overweight foreigner in a velvet costume bent on making it down their chimneys to deliver gifts. Christmastime is a unique time of year! Because it is so unique, it can also obscure the “reason for the season.” As a matter of fact, we all have a tendency to localize Christmas as if it only concerns itself with Jesus’ birth. While that is understandable, it can also be unfortunate because there is a backstory to Christmas that is a marvelous tapestry of God’s grand story that began thousands of years earlier. Today we will consider the majesty of the backstory and discover that Christmas is more than simply an event in time—it is an epic chapter in the unfolding plan of God.
About Dan Miller
Pastor Dan is our Sunday morning teaching-pastor, leads the staff, and provides oversight for our disciple-making environments. Pastor Dan spent almost 16 years as a student pastor and then helped start Grace Fellowship in 2003. Dan is married to Vicki and together they enjoy their seven children – Benjamin, David, Alexa, Zachary, Nathan, Ana and Autumn.